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Programmes set to observe National Mourning Day in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI, Aug 13, 2017 (BSS) - Different political and socio-cultural organizations here have chalked out an elaborate programme to observe the National Mourning Day-2017 and 42nd martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on August 15.

The programmes include hoisting of national flag at half-mast atop
government, semi-government, autonomous and private buildings, hoisting of black flags and wearing black badges, bringing out morning procession, observing one-minute silence and holding discussion and milad mahfil at Shilpakala Academy auditorium.

In addition, discussion meetings highlighting the life and deeds of
Bangabandhu will be arranged in all schools, colleges, madrashas and special milad mahfils and prayers will be offered at all religious institution.

Improved diets will be served to the inmates of Rajshahi Central Jail, orphanages, shishu paribars and vagabond centres.

Besides, painting competitions, essay writing, Hamd and Nat, recitation of poems and discussion meetings on Bangabandhu and the true national history will be arranged at the Shishu Academy.

The city, district and upazila units of Awami League and its front
organisations and Muktijoddha Sangshads have also chalked out elaborate programmes in observance of the Day in the city and all other upazila headquarters in a befitting manner.

These programmes also include hoisting of the national flag, party flags and black flags at half-mast at all party offices, wearing black badges, food distribution among the distressed people, milad mahfils and discussions on the life and woks of Bangabandhu.

Reports of taking similar programmes were also reached here from the
districts of Natore, Naogaon, Chapainawabganj, Pabna, Sirajganj, Bogra and Jaypurhat in Rajshahi division.